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    Its always impressive when someone has the confidence to put in so much work into a border before the main map is finished. Its like theres zero chance of this being screwed up so what the hell. If this were me, I would do it in sections and matte it all together at the end cos I would screw something up in a transitional stage. Very fine progress.

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    I've always enjoyed this style and you haven't disappointed. It looks great!

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    Finally, FINALLY! Most of the city is done. All the larger blocks are finished. I just need to do the rest of the city walls, a graveyard and the rock that the castle is built on (with a few houses here and there).
    I'm not sure if I will do the writing by hand or in photoshop. It's so easy to mess up by hand, but I wonder if it will have a hand-made look if I do it digitally. Maybe I can apply some effects to make it work, but that's something I'll need to research a bit first.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with the way it looks so far. My biggest problem with it is that the city still looks flat. I tried use the advice I've been given, but I still forgot from time to time. And I should have made some buildings overlap at the back of the city, but was to concerned that the streets wouldn't be visible enough. I hope I can apply some shading to correct it a bit after scanning. We'll see
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    Looking good! I recently saw a historic map of Bern in this style too so I'm especially liking it today.

    You could always do the labels by hand on a separate piece of paper, scan them in and then combine them in Photoshop by just cutting them out and putting them on a layer called labels before setting it to multiply (Lazyply in this case) or something.

    No risk of ruining it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larb View Post
    You could always do the labels by hand on a separate piece of paper, scan them in and then combine them in Photoshop by just cutting them out and putting them on a layer called labels before setting it to multiply (Lazyply in this case) or something.
    Good idea, I'll try that if doing it digitally doesn't pay of. I really hate 'calligraphy' so that's really a last option for me

    Latest update: I scanned the paper and have started colouring. It's fun again

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    This is starting to look so awesome! Can't wait to see the final map!

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    Really nice work. Why not stick with your own handwriting? It seems legible enough.

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    Looking real cool with the parchment and painted roofs!

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    Clapping clapping!

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    This ís without question one of the most spectacular and amazing maps I have ever seen here!

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